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Thomas Laue finished third in an international carillon competition in Belgium.
Photo: Elesa Kurtz
Laue adds human touch
to a very big instrument
Canberra's Thomas Laue has only played the
carillon for about two years but is ranked among
the world's best performers.
The senior carillonist was the first Australian
to compete in the world's most prestigious
international carillon competition, the recent
International Carillon-Competition Queen
Fabiola, in Belgium.
Laue finished third in the four-day event
despite opposition from carillonists with twice
as much experience.
"I wasn't expecting it. Some competitors
have played for even 12 years so, I'm quite
proud," he said.
After he had submitted his PhD more than
two years ago and in search of something to do,
the pianist caught the attention of his future
teacher, carillonist Lyn Fuller, during a public
tour of the National Carillon.
"I started fiddling around and Lynne noticed
I could work things out. She eventually offered
me lessons and I said yes, definitely'.
"The keys are laid out a bit like the piano but
it's much louder -- six tons of metal vibrating."
Laue plays the National Carillon about nine
hours a week and is completing a diploma
through the renowned Royal Carillon School Jef
Denyn in the Belgium town of Mechelen -- the
global centre of carillon playing and teaching.
While in Belgium for the competition, Laue
joined fellow Canberra carillonists at the World
Carillon Federation Congress 2014.
The group also participated in a World War I
centenary recital to commemorate unknown
soldiers who were killed during the conflict.
Back in Canberra, Laue is about to pass on his
skills to the next generation of carillonists.
He will teach two children how to play the
mighty instrument through a new National
Capital Authority program.
"I think it's great we're teaching young kids.
It means families come in and see the carillon as
"A lot of people in Canberra think this is an
automatic machine that just plays tunes every
now and then or strikes every 15 minutes,'' he
Weston meeting addresses draft plan
The next public meeting of the Weston Creek
Community Council will be held on
Wednesday, July 30, at 7.30pm, at Raiders
Weston Club, 1 Liardet St, Weston.
The main agenda item will be the Weston
Group Centre Draft Master Plan, which was
finally released for public consultation last
month. Planners from the Environment and
Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD)
will present the plan and respond to comments
and questions. Among other things, the draft
master plan proposes replacing the two
Cooleman Court car parks with high-rise mixed
use residential developments; enlarging
Trenerry Square; making Brierley Street
pedestrian friendly; and, bizarrely, continuing
the status quo of inadequate public transport in
the area, with no plans for what's really needed:
an all-day direct bus route into the city,
preferably down Cotter Road, instead of having
to interchange at Woden. Please come along to
the meeting to hear about what the government
has in store for our community, and have your
say.ESDD will also hold a separate information
session at Cooleman Court on Saturday, July 26,
For more information on the draft master
plan or to provide feedback, please visit
www.act.gov.au/weston. Submissions are
due by August 10.
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